Job description

Job title: Data Scientist (AI & ML)

Location: Leeds

Overview Of The Role

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both, while recognising that quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

Our Leeds office is at the heart of our business. The 8-storey building has an onsite staff gym and cafeteria, two heated rooftop terraces, a dedicated gaming room and a staircase amphitheatre. The space brings all our teams under one roof in the biggest private letting office in Yorkshire.

The PokerStars Data Science team are looking for a motivated and versatile expert, who will work on developing & deploying AI & machine learning solutions for the business. You will work together with an industry-leading team and grow your skills in delivering ground breaking solutions to continue driving innovation at the home of online poker.

What You’ll Do

Across areas such as risk detection, behavioural insights and personalization, you’ll lead the development of advanced machine learning solutions bringing to bear our vast data assets. You will collaborate with diverse teams to become an architect of innovation with AI, driving the company's strategic edge by transforming raw data into actionable insights in this dynamic and thrilling environment.

What You’ll Bring

  • Degree or MSc/PhD qualified in a STEM subject
  • Experience delivering several production grade machine learning products in an academic or corporate environment is crucial
  • You’ll have a deep understanding of statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Hands on experience in areas such as tree-based learners, deep learning (e.g. CNNs, RNNs, GNNs & Transformers), reinforcement learning and/or unsupervised methods
  • Experience of developing LLM-based applications, and leveraging them to solve business problems is desirable
  • You will be proficient in at least one programming language (Python, R, Scala).
  • Experience manipulating large datasets using SQL and Spark
  • You will have experience with cloud-based machine learning solutions such as AWS, GCP or Azure
  • You will have excellent abilities to tell a story through data and explain technical concepts to partners
  • An understanding that a team is greater than the sum of its parts, and embraces winning together.

It’s ok if you don’t think you tick every box on this list. We love people who want to challenge themselves and are passionate about what they do. If you believe you can contribute in some areas and are eager to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Why Choose Us

Aside from a generous base salary, we have a fantastic benefits & rewards program that is designed to encourage personal and career development.

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus
  • 30 days paid leave
  • Health and dental insurance for you, and 50% coverage for your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Personal life insurance and income protection
  • The option to join our company pension scheme
  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • 26 weeks primary carer leave at 100% pay & 4 weeks secondary carer leave pay at 100% pay
  • Free Gym membership & access to an on-site gym
  • Social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties
  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers.

Equal Opportunities

At Flutter International we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our people can be their authentic selves and thrive. We embrace and celebrate diversity, respecting all our uniqueness and differences.

We welcome you to let us know whether you have any accessibility needs. All you need to do is email us at . Your journey with us is focused on ensuring you have what you need to be your best self.

Learn more about the works we are doing on Inclusion and Belonging here:

The Group

PokerStars is a proud member of the Flutter Entertainment family, a global leader in sports betting, iGaming, and entertainment. We're not just another company; we're listed on both the prestigious FTSE 100 index on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). What sets us apart is our world class brands, cutting-edge products, and our International division includes our operations in over 100 global markets and offers sports betting, casino, poker, rummy and lottery, mainly online. What truly defines us is our commitment to ensuring that the excitement of gaming and entertainment is experienced in a responsible and sustainable way. Our remarkable team of over 8,000 colleagues drives this vision, spread across 28 offices worldwide.

The Team

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Data and Analytics

Here at Flutter International, data is our greatest weapon.

The Data and Analytics tribe are the custodians of the PokerStars data. They provide the insights that the the team need to ensure an epic experience for all our players and help uncover new and exciting games for everyone to enjoy.

They keep everyone safe online with their responsible gaming artificial intelligence and ensure that the rules and regulations of each jurisdiction are always followed.

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